Rising Stars

Rising Star Information

Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival 2017's Rising Star

Cori Barwick

Miss North Jefferson

Area 2017's Rising Star

Jesilyn Meliah Maple


Girls ages 7-11 are invited to participate in the Miss North Jefferson Area/Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival Rising Star program!

Rising Star is a mentoring program through the Miss Alabama Program.


Miss North Jefferson Area/Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant.


The Rising Star participants will enjoy a day, July 22, 2017 of fun, activities, and mentoring, then will return that afternoon to participate in the Miss NJA/GMF Pageant. Rising Stars will arrive at the Gardendale Civic Center at time TBA.


*Rising Stars must be between the ages of 7 and 11 (must not turn 12 before June 30, 2018)
*Rising Stars will be randomly drawn by Miss NJA and Miss GMF after her crowning (unless a   contestant requests a particular pairing).
* $60 fee to participate.
*Rising Stars will be required to fill out an application and provide a 5x7 photo to the Miss NJA/GMF pageant by July 9, 2017.
*Rising Stars will need to wear a dressy dress for the evening activities (no pageant wear, just something you would wear to church.)
* If Rising Star numbers reach 8 for each division the Rising Star’s contestant that wins will have their fee paid to participate at the Miss Alabama Pageant in June.  (See the Miss Alabama website at www.missalabama.com for more information)  If the numbers do not reach 8 for each Miss division $50 of the fees will be applied to the State fee and the Rising Star will be responsible for the balance of the cost for participating in Miss Alabama Rising Star program.

PLEASE GET YOUR APPLICATION IN AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE A SPOT!!  Miss NJA/GMF committee reserves the right to limit the number of Rising Star participants.